A stillbirth can occur in a pregnancy which has been progressing normally and there is no way to predict it. Find out about the possible causes of stillbirth, the risk factors, warning signs, and treatment for stillbirth.
Still birth refers to death of the fetus or the baby after twenty weeks of pregnancy. Stillbirths can happen during pregnancy, labor or delivery. A stillbirth can occur in a pregnancy which has been progressing normally and there is no way to predict it. An ultrasound or fetal heart rate monitor is used to detect stillbirth.
The body naturally goes into labor after two weeks from death of the baby in the uterus. Generally, labor is induced by the doctors for both medical and emotional reasons. You may or may not choose to do a post mortem examination of the baby to find cause of the death but in most of the cases the cause is not known. A caesarean section may be done if a woman faces problem with labor or delivery.
Losing a baby can be extremely traumatic for the parents. You and your body will need to heal completely before you create a new healthy life. Consult your doctor before you plan to get pregnant, it might be a few months or more, it all depends how your body heals with time. If you would have had a caesarean section it would take longer for your body to heal.
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